The Freedom To BE…….
“For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.” 1 Peter 2: 15-16
God sets free those who seek Him. All He asks in return is that we would follow Jesus and do good as we are led by The Spirit. However, God is not a micro-managing, control freak. He has given us the total freedom to serve Him in a multitude of ways.
God leads us by His love and He enjoys the various ways we choose to serve Him and do good. There is no fear in love and we are free to enjoy the things He leads us to BE and do. There is no need to hold onto Him with white knuckled fear. He is gracious and forgiving and gives us a wide variety of ways to serve Him along the way.
However, we should never use our freedom to commit sin or cover up evil. Jesus has set our feet on solid ground and before us sits a wide open field of opportunities and choices. Do not be afraid to use your God-given freedom to serve Him in any way you can possibly imagine. It is like He has given us a pallet of many different colors of paint to apply to a totally blank canvas. He always provides and all we need to do is trust Him while we are in the midst of creating a masterpiece.
Many times He says go and serve ME while you are serving and loving others, but we often times get to choose where and when we will go and bear fruit in various places. Don’t worry about details, because Jesus will lead and help guide us with His voice. Wherever we go and whatever we do; He will be there supporting, equipping and watching over us.
Some people are always sitting on the sidelines never getting into the game, because they are afraid to move unless they get a direct Word from The Lord. Don’t get me wrong I love direct Words. However, many times God does not give us a perfectly clear order until we have entered the fray. We are supposed to keep moving forward blessing others and serving Him until we receive further direction. Jesus has given us complete freedom. So I suggest that we use this freedom to love and serve the people that God places in our lives. God has planted His seed in us and we are totally free to bear fruit in any field of our choosing. If you find yourself in a place where you feel restricted or confined instead of free, it may be time to move to another location both internally and externally. Always remember that Jesus has already set us free. So don’t be afraid of Him moving you to a place of even greater freedom.
Kirk Out !